Don’t forget the Art for Africa auction tomorrow night at The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, organised by TEMWA.
Always a great night out – see you there.
We love May, mainly because this is the month that Temwa hold their amazing Art for Africa auction.
It has grown year on year and continues to raise much needed funds for sustainable community development in the African Republic of Malawi.
You don’t have to collect art or even be a fan of it as the evening provides so much more, it really is a very entertaining evening.
So if you’ve not been before then why not just give it a go, and for those of you that have well you’ll know what a good night it is already so we’ll see you there!
|Temwa is proud to announce that our annual Art for Africa Auction is back! Come on down to the Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, on 12th of May for one of our biggest events of the year. Some of Bristol’s world-renowned street artists including; Xenz, Inkie, Paris and FLX (to name a few) will be contributing, as well as some amazing up-and-coming new talent. This year we’ll be branching out beyond street art into other contemporary mediums, it’s all lined up to be an exceptional exhibition. A full catalogue of the work will be available from our Art for Africa website from Monday the 7th of May.As well as the chance to bag yourselves some incredible art in the auction, there will be live painting from Mr. Jago. Greg Minto and FLX, with more still to be confirmed.And it doesn’t stop there… if all that wasn’t enough, we will have live music from the Disco Two and Bash Money as well as live beat boxers Minimus and S30.|
“Having worked with Temwa over the last few years I have seen the dedication & passion they have for their work in Malawi. We work on the annual Urban Art Auction in London every year and it’s been a joy to work with them.”-Inkie
A short film for made for part of the South-West Graffiti Projects series.
This Film Focuses on a Graffiti Jam : a painting event featuring Artists discussing their backgrounds and views.
Artists include : Silent Hobo, 3DOM, FLX1, Haka, Mr. Riks.
Check the blog for more info
Music Credited to : Fredo – Watching You
Nelson Street in Bristol’s City Centre was a buzz on Saturday as the party got into full swing.
But of course it’s all been about the painting. At the start of the week the walls were boasting a massive piece by Ayrz from Barcelona, a fresh mural from New Yorkers the TATS CRU, a huge black and white piece by Shoe from Amsterdam and the making of a piece by Mr Wany from Italy. Now as the party comes to an end there are further pieces on the main street from El Mac from LA, Mau Mau, Xenz, Cheo, Jody and a giant vandal by Bristol’s Nick Walker and many many more.
If you still haven’t been down to check it out but do intend to, make sure you meander off the main road as up steps, around corners and in alleys you’ll find some of the Bristol artists we all know and love including Richt, 45RPM, Tom Hine, Paris, Milk and Andy Council.
Here are a few pics from the first days of painting- for a full set of pics, which were updated as the week progressed please visit.
BIG plans for Nelson Street in Bristol city centre have now been publicly revealed.
Over 30 UK and international artists will be in town from the 14th to the 21st August busy transforming the dingy streets’ grey concrete buildings into something spectacular. Some of these buildings are in access of 50ft tall so there are going to be some HUGELY impressive murals on show, in fact quite possibly some of the largest in the world.
Participating international artists include El Mac (LA), Smug (Australia), Tats Cru (NY), Swanski (Poland), Wow 123 (Germany), Neils ‘Shoe’ Meulman )Holland), Mr. Wany (Italy), Revert (France), Kashink (France) & Otto Schnade, (Chile) and of course there will also be many of your favourite UK artists including Inkie, Nick Walker, Kid Acne, Mr Jago, Soker, Xenz, Paris & Cheo to name but a few.
Make sure you’re there and witness history being made!
For more details and the full story on this amazing project visit http://bristolpolitics.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/bristol-street-to-be-transformed-into-europes-biggest-street-art-project/
Opening this Friday 6.30pm @ the Upfest Gallery (198 North Street, Bedminster)
Featuring artists who have painted the walls at Dame Emily Skate Park, Bedminster, Bristol over the past 20 years! And that’s quite alot!
“Dame Emily Skate Park in Bedminster was, and still is, the most important and frequently painted graffiti hall of fame in Bristol.
It was where the city’s first crew, the Z-Boys, took their initial, tentative steps into writing – on a ramp, rather than a wall – and was the location of some of the biggest jams ever held in Bristol.
Over the years thousands of writers from Bristol, the UK, Europe, and indeed all over the world, have got up on its legendary walls. The Deaner as it is affectionately known, is an ever-evolving physical record of the city’s graffiti history. If walls could talk we’d be here all day (and many of us still are, whenever we get the chance). To peel away the layers of paint on the walls of the Dean Lane hall of fame would be to reveal the very history of the city’s graff scene”. – FLX
A massive well done to Jo and Team Temwa for putting on another amazing evening on Friday.
Not only was it a great night of live painting, hilarious auctioneering and jaw dropping beat boxing but it raised £9,000 for Temwa, which, Jo tells us will run a sustainable agriculture project in Malawi for 6 months reaching 1700 households. Amazing.
Here are a few (bad quality) photos and video from from the night.
Congrats to all involved.
Beat box videos to follow.
For a brilliant night out and to support an amazing charity head down to the Attic Bar in Stokes Croft on the 6th May.
Temwa is a very hard-working Bristol based charity who are continually fund-raising in order to provide a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community based projects. 100% of the profits from the event go directly to Temwa.
It’s a really fun night and you may even pick yourself up an arty bargain.
For more about Temwa and the event please take a look at press release here Art for Africa 2011 Press Release
We would just like to say a massive WELL DONE to the Temwa crew for a brilliant and successful night, that saw over £9,000 raised for very worth while projects in Malawi. Amazing.
The temwa art auction is not only a fund-raising event for a great and genuine cause but it’s also a really good night out aswell. A great atmosphere and music from Monster Piece DJ’s, The disco Two and Bristol hip-hop afficionado Sir Beans. Also for the first time there will be live painting by Mr Jago and Will Barras, always good to see these two masters throwing up a piece. All this and a chance to grab an original piece of art whilst doing your bit to benefit some really worth while projects in Malawi.
Artists submitting are
|• 3Dom||• EPOK||• Mr Riks|
|• 3RD EYE||• FLX||• Paris|
|• 45 RPM||• H Ren||• Retro Boy|
|• Andrew Stott||• Hero 73||• RichT|
|• Art Tart||• Inkie||• Rose Popay|
|• Bex Glover||• Jefrow||• Rowdy|
|• Cheba||• Lokey||• Sick Boy|
|• Cheo||• MKWF||• Tom Hine|
|• China Mike||• Max Gregor||• Will Barras|
|• Dicy||• Messias||• Xenz|
|• Duncan Morris||• Mr jago|
This year there is also an opportunity for people who are unable to attend on the evening to bid. Click here for a pdf file of the available work and how to bid if you can’t make it to the event.
The event in 2009 was a great success but this year it promises to be even better and we’d really like to see it break the record in terms of fund-raising so please get your arses down to the Attic Bar and if nothing else buy yourselves some raffles tickets.
Entry is free
100% of proceeds raise from the event will go to Temwa
It was a busy weekend for Bristol street art on Saturday a TCF Crew re-union, with Eco, Ziml, Paris, Feek and Xenz getting together to do a massive production in Ashton Park underneath the Cumberland Basin. It was a great day and the end result was something else and will be put put o good use as images from the production will be projected onto the Colston Hall at it’s opening event in September.
Also over the weekend La Kota was getting new look from Felix, Jody, 3Dom, Epok, Sepr, Soker and Cheo and a pretty good one it was turning out to be.
Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.